Login  |  First Time User? Register

Marketing Coordinators at Senior Market Sales, Inc.

Cory Adamson As an annuity and life Marketing Coordinator, Cory Adamson enjoys helping agents save time and grow their income by introducing them to new marketing techniques, assisting them with case design and offering quality sales and marketing tools. Prior to joining Senior Market Sales, Cory owned a successful financial advising practice for 12 years, where he was an 11-time Million Dollar Round Table producer with two Court of the Table qualifications. In addition to being a licensed life and health agent, Cory also has his Series 7, 63, 65 licenses and an LUTCF designation. Cory holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of Nebraska. Contact Cory

Dave Alvord Dave Alvord began his insurance career in 1994 by assisting agents with quotes and product benefits on major medical, disability, cancer, life and Medicare supplement. He has experience recruiting LTCi agents and worked as regional marketing director for Medicare Supplement, LTC, cancer and short term facility care where he boasts over 1 million dollars in production. As part of the SMS Medicare Supplement team, Dave provides expert marketing advice in all SMS product lines. Contact Dave

Jared Baker With nine years under his belt, Jared Baker has the knowledge it takes to develop retirement planning strategies that help agents grow their business and provide well-rounded support for their clients. Jared got his start in the industry while still in college with Ameritas’ advisor training program. Later, he wholesaled institutional and internal annuities at Mutual of Omaha for four years. Contact Jared

Jack Calderon Jack Calderon has experienced the insurance and financial services industry from just about every angle over the last 20 years. He's sold life and health products as a captive agent for Primerica and AAA, ran his own practice specializing in Medicare Supplement and final expense and worked as a Series 6 and 7 licensed stockbroker. Jack calls on his varied experience every day while offering his insights to agents as he helps them to grow their business and become more successful. You can Contact Jack.

Mark Cavalieri Mark Cavalieri comes to Senior Market Sales with 27 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industries. He was AVP, Sales Desk Manager of the Year at an investment management firm and received the No. 1 Power Ranking Award for Supervisors at a major insurance carrier two years in a row. He also has obtained his Life Underwriting Council Fellowship (LUTCF) designation; Series 6, 7, 26, 63 and 65 Securities licenses; and has a Certified Internal Wholesaling Consultant (CIWC) certification. His greatest enjoyment comes from working with sales people — playing a small role in their success, seeing them achieve their personal sales goals and watching them grow professionally. Contact Mark

Ken Colvard Ken Colvard came to SMS with experience managing a call center as a licensed insurance agent with a major Midwest carrier, and as an annuity sales manager for a brokerage firm. He has worked in the mortgage industry as well as banking and finance and currently has series 6, 63 and 65 Investment Registrations. This experience makes him an excellent addition to the SMS marketing staff. Contact Ken

Cory Adamson Todd Davis CLU, ChFC came to SMS with 13 years of selling experience. He truly enjoys helping producers sell more annuities by offering sales and marketing ideas to grow their business. He believes once they learn a new sales idea it’s like the analogy of teaching a man to fish vs. giving him a fish to eat. Todd was previously at Mutual of Omaha where he was the Marketing Manager for their Life Insurance. Todd received his Bachelors in Business Administration from Bellevue College. Contact Todd

Giovanna Demiranda Though Giovanna Demiranda specializes in long-term care insurance, her varied insurance background makes her a “one-stop shop” of sorts for agents who need help with any product that SMS offers. She is a licensed agent in Nebraska and Iowa for Life and Health and has held a Property and Casualty license since 2008. Giovanna is bi-lingual in Spanish/English, and she graduated from the University of New Orleans with a BS in Liberal Arts and a minor in Latin American Studies. Contact Giovanna

Dan C. Drennen Dan C. Drennen, Director of Marketing for Travel Insurance & Intl. Benefits, has decades of experience in retail management and administration. Dan's expertise is in SMS's web-based agent tools, international life & health, high limit AD&D, and travel insurance products. Dan is a great contact for your web-related insurance needs as well as all kinds of travel insurance for individuals and groups in the US and abroad. Contact Dan

Sam Halpern Sam Halpern Director of Internet Marketing, has been marketing and selling insurance on the Internet since January of 1999, gaining national prominence as an expert in travel insurance, international benefits, and war risk insurance. Sam heads the SMS lead programs and is a great contact for Internet-related insurance marketing including websites, Internet leads, lead management, online quoting, insurance e-commerce, and insurance transactions via telephonic and electronic signature in the senior market. Sam also has a law degree from Georgetown University. Contact Sam.

Matt Hays If you like the idea of having a behind-the-scenes person to help you in the field, then Matt Hays is your go-to guy. His philosophy is to do whatever he can to prepare you, so you’re confident and relaxed when in front of clients. With his finger constantly on the pulse of the insurance industry, he keeps agents up to speed on the always-changing business. When it comes to work, Matt says his passion is making a difference in the lives of clients. Licensed to sell life and health insurance along with annuities, he’s well on his way with seven years of experience. Contact Matt

Brian Hicky, CLU, CLTC, CSA, FLMI Brian Hickey, CLU, CLTC, CSA, FLMI, began his insurance career as a licensed agent with Mutual of Omaha in 1997 after completing his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska. Brian spent over 10+ years working with both Mutual of Omaha and Coventry Health Care in two key distribution channels, most recently in the Brokerage Channel, where he assisted agents and FMOs with product and sales training. Brian has experience in LTC, Medicare supplement, Medicare Advantage, life insurance and annuities. Contact Brian

Randy JohnsonRandy Johnson has 32 years of experience in the industry, 26 of which were spent in the field. Owning his own financial business gave him a lot of experience and makes him a great source of knowledge. He also earned his CFP designation and was certified as a METDESK agent while with New England Financial. He also worked at Met Life’s Division of Estate Planning for Special Kids and was a speaker for several functions to parents of special needs kids. With his experience, Randy is able to assist agents with product information, quotes and illustrations, and help agents understand the differences of considering one carrier over another. Contact Randy

Keith Krumrey Keith Krumrey brings years of relationship building skills to Senior Market Sales. His high energy and an attitude of "the customer is king" are in keeping with the customer service philosophy at SMS. With a background in wholesale operations as well as the home office environment, Keith will help you save time and money with great marketing support in all product offerings at SMS. Contact Keith

Skip Liddell As National LTC Sales Director for Senior Market Sales, Skip Liddell is responsible for developing marketing and training programs that help drive LTC sales for our agents. Specializing in the LTC market since 1987, Skip founded LTC Solutions, Inc., an LTC marketing consulting firm, in 2000. He has also served as the National Sales and Marketing Director for the Certified in Long-Term Care, CLTC designation program since 2000 and to date over 25,000 students have participated in CLTC training.

Liddell has spoken at numerous industry events sponsored by the College for Financial Planning, the Society for Financial Service Professionals, the Financial Planning Association, LIMRA, NAIFA, NAHU, ILTCI and insurance carriers desiring to communicate the benefit of the LTC Planning philosophy. Contact Skip

Mary Love Mary Love graduated from UNO with a degree in nursing. She entered the workforce as a field insurance agent for a major Midwest carrier where she worked in Special Risk division selling health and accident, AD&D, life and annuities. A promotion to the Travel division sent her out as a field agent on the east coast for over 20 years. This position afforded Mary many opportunities to grow her block of business to an annual revenue of $2.2 million. Mary subsequently retired and worked at several local Omaha companies before returning back to insurance with SMS. Mary’s experience make her an excellent addition to the SMS Marketing Team. Contact Mary

Chris McDonald Chris McDonald became interested in insurance marketing while selling travel insurance and working toward his Bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He joined SMS and quickly moved up the ranks to provide expert annuity marketing advice to agents. Chris values his business relationships and looks forward to helping agents develop and grow their businesses. For annuity marketing support, Contact Chris.

Paul Morrison Paul Morrison comes to SMS with an extensive background in mortgage banking. As an Annuity Marketing Coordinator, Paul values producers “Experiencing a Positive Experience.” Paul put a premium on the relationships that are developed from marketing to case management and looks forward to identifying your needs. Contact Paul

Paul NelsonPaul Nelson can draw on his nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance business to help you improve your practice. That experience includes 22 years as an agent, with sales of Medicare products, annuities, long-term care, life insurance and disability income. He also sold stocks, bonds, mutual funds and variable products as an NASD Series 7 securities licensed agent. Prior to sales, he worked in a health insurance claims department, as well as serving in marketing and sales promotion capacities. Paul is a Marketing Coordinator in the Medicare Solutions area at SMS. Contact Paul

Tom Parkin Tom Parkin graduated with a BS in Marketing and an MBA from Northwest Missouri State University. He started in insurance selling for a well known health insurance company. At SMS he started as an Associate Marketing Coordinator and was promoted to Marketing Coordinator after five months. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching sports, being outdoors and especially enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. Contact Tom

Anne Novak Anne Novak’s smarts and dedication earned her the high distinction of “Best of Class Service” at a Fortune 500 company, and she brings those same traits to Senior Market Sales. As a Medicare marketing coordinator, she guides agents through the contracting process, explaining each carrier and its products, and also helps agents build their production. Her knowledge – she has life and health licenses – and extensive background of service provide agents a sense of security. They know they can turn to her for help resolving issues. Anne has six children and one grandchild and when she isn’t busy at work, she loves to read and sample fine wines. Contact Anne

Sean Pekarsky Sean Pekarsky has moved up the ladder quickly since joining SMS in 2008. After starting out as a member of the administrative staff where he was an asset to our annuity producers, helping them get their new business submitted, he is now a Marketing Coordinator in the Medicare Solutions department. A licensed life and health agent, Sean has a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Rockford College in Illinois. Contact Sean

Andrew Petersen Andrew Petersen started in the insurance industry in 2007 where he was a marketer for a brokerage that specialized in recruiting agents for Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Life Insurance products. Andrew started working for Senior Market Sales in the beginning of 2010 as an Associate Marketer and was quickly promoted to a Marketing Coordinator. Andrew specializes in Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Part D products. Andrew has been the Marketer of the Month three times in his career along with being a top 5 salesmen for Berkshire Hathaway. Andrew’s favorite part about being a Marketing Coordinator is building lasting relationships by providing superior advice and professionalism to agents. Contact Andrew

John Shields John Shields loves to witness the life and annuity agents he works with growing and succeeding as they implement the tips and information he learned during his years as a successful agent. John spent five years in the field, focused on selling Medicare Supplements and life insurance. He received numerous awards for exceeding production goals—twice earning Top 40 Agent honors for a major carrier. John has his life and health licenses in both Nebraska and Iowa. Contact John

Jacquelyn Slaughter As Associate Director of Long-Term Care, Jackie Slaughter, CLTC is responsible for driving the strategic marketing direction for the long-term care insurance (LTCi) product line and managing key carrier and agency relationships for Senior Market Sales, Inc. With 28 years of experience in the insurance industry, Jackie serves as an expert resource for agents in both the worksite and individual LTCi markets. She works with agents and agencies on increasing their LTCi knowledge and earning potential, providing support in the form of individualized group plans, presentations, quotes and marketing materials.

Jackie is also a certified partnership trainer and underwriting expert, who has published numerous articles on the long-term care insurance market.
Contact Jackie

Ben Straley In his 17 years in the insurance and investment industry, Ben Straley has made a big impression. He was named top-producing new rep and Certified Wealth Specialist Newcomer of the Year in 2005. Ben continues to impress those he works with as a marketing coordinator, helping them close more business. He holds his series 7, series 6, series 63 and series 65 securities license, as well as his life, health and annuity license with the State of Nebraska. He excels at assessing the needs of agents’ clients and offering custom-tailored solutions that fit the clients’ needs. Contact Ben

Jon Summers As an annuity marketing coordinator, Jon Summers works with agents and advisors to help them choose the right annuity products and uncover opportunities to better serve their clients. Jon enjoys talking to agents and advisors about their practice and asking the tough questions that get them to see the challenges and opportunities facing their business in a new light. Agents appreciate Jon’s commitment to service, which he displayed in his previous role at SMS as a new business associate. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management from Northwest Missouri State. Contact Jon

Wendy Swanson Wendy Swanson, RICP, has been in sales and marketing since 1991. In 1996, she began marketing life insurance and eventually moved into other areas of insurance including health and annuities. With a Bachelor's degree in marketing management and training in the area of psychiatry, she has developed strong philosophies as a marketer. With a focus on annuities, Wendy will work with you to find the right solution for each situation. Contact Wendy

Evonne Urkoski As the specialist in the major medical and retail program markets, Evonne Urkoski answers agent questions and addresses their concerns, using her expertise to help as quickly as possible. In addition to providing sales support, she also helps agents order supplies and provides sales strategies and options to get them into production. Evonne guides agents through contracting and certification as well as provides product training. Prior to the annual enrollment period, Evonne focuses on carrier retail programs, helping agents set up compliant presentations in stores. Born and raised in Iowa, Evonne has a beautiful family that includes her husband, daughter, son and two dogs. When she isn’t busy working, she enjoys golfing and fixing up the house with her husband. Contact Evonne

Matt Van Auken Matt Van Auken, has nearly 20 years experience in fixed insurance products. His primary focus and expertise is the Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplement lines of business. Previous to SMS, Matt administered single premium, term, and interest sensitive whole life blocks at the home office level and most recently, marketing of annuities. This makes Matt a great resource for all SMS products and services, especially in an environment where time is money. Contact Matt

Paul Webber Paul Webber provides annuity product consultation with producers by ensuring that they have the necessary tools and information to increase annuity sales. With seven years in the insurance industry, Paul knows how to research products for producers and design retirement income plans that work for clients. He finds fulfillment in building and maintaining solid business relationships. Originally from Sioux City, Iowa, Paul earned his bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Wayne State College in northeast Nebraska. Contact Paul

Nikki Workman With 12 years of diverse experience in the insurance industry, Nikki Workman can answer agents’ questions on products, underwriting, Medicare rules and regulations, contracting and marketing. Building those relationships with agents, answering their questions and watching them grow their business are what Nikki enjoys most about her job. After she obtained her life and health license she sold health and life insurance for eight years before transitioning to sell to the senior market. Nikki comes from a large family and is the youngest of five kids. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter and her entire family. Contact Nikki